Environmental Regulatory Update in Asian Countries
Thailand incorporated a concept of valuable resources in the waste regulatory framework
Thailand Ministry of Industry published new notification concerning exemption of specific waste management procedure for
Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment implemented in Hong Kong
The Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong announced that the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WPRS) have come into effect on August 1, 2018. The WPRS covers air-conditioners, refrigerators,
Indonesia published new regulation on work safety
Cambodia launches PRTR pilot project
Ministry of Environment, Cambodia, announced to launch a pilot project of PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) by a notification dated
List of hazardous chemicals published in Laos
Laos Ministry of Industry and Commerce published the first-ever list of industrial hazardous chemicals dated on 3 April 2018 under the framework of Chemical Management Law. The list specifies Type 1, 2, 3 and 4 hazardous substances....
Thailand amended Environmental Act
Thailand published Enhancement and Conservation of the National Environmental Quality Act (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) on 19 April 2018. The Act amend requirements on environmental impact assessment (EIA) based on the Constitution.
India amended E-waste (Management) Rules
India published E-waste (Management) Amendment Rules, 2018 on 22 March 2018. The Extended Producer Responsibility target, which shall be applicable from the 1st October 2017, was set in the Schedule of the rule.
Thailand published noise standard at workplace
Thailand published noise standard at workplace on 26 Jan 2018 under the framework of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act B.E. 2554 (2011).
Thailand proceeds development of PRTR system
Department of Industrial Works is in the process of making a regulation to support PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) system that requires designated group of industry to provide information about wastewater..
Thailand updated List of Hazardous Substances under HSA
Thailand published Notification of Ministry of Industry B.E. 2561 (2018): List of hazardous substances (No.4) on 11 January 2018 on Royal Gazette. Twenty two industrial chemicals, including BDE-175, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid ...
MoPH published notification to control groundwater contamination caused by leachate at landfills
Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, published a regulation to control groundwater contamination caused by leachate at waste landfills on 28 December 2017.
IEAT published new effluent standard for factories operating in industrial estates in Thailand
Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) published Notification of the IEAT No.76/2560 on General Standard for Wastewater Discharge into the Central Wastewater Treatment System in Industrial Estates on 13 July 2017. The notification introduced standard for color of wastewater as "600 ADMI" ....
Indonesia updated registration and notification procedure of B3 hazardous substances
Indonesia published Regulation of the Minister of Environment and Forestry No. 36/2017 on Procedure about Registration and Notification of Hazardous and Toxic Substances (P.36/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/6/2017) on 8 June 2017 with immediate effect. Manufacturer or importer of B3 substances are required to apply registration via online system.
Thailand revealed draft Hazardous Substance Act for public comments
Thailand revealed draft Hazardous Substance Act to seek for public comments in May 2017. The draft act was developed for following purposes.....
India added commercial buildings or establishments (hotels) as designated consumers under Energy Conservation Act
India added commercial buildings or establishments (hotels) as designated consumers under Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Units of such hotels under commercial buildings or establishments having energy consumption of 1,000 metric tonne of oil equivalent (MTOE) per year and above shall get energy audit.....
Singapore introduced new label design for water efficiency labeling scheme
Singapore published Public Utilities (Water Supply)(Amendment) Regulations 2017 on 31 March 2017. A new four-tick rating system has been effective since 1 April.
Thailand established new regulation about general waste management
Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Thailand, published new regulation about sanitary conditions of general waste management on 19 April 2017. Buildings and factories generating general wastes 2 cubic meters per day or more are required to...
Myanmar notified extension of Import/Export certificates and COA of chemicals
Based on the request from chemical industries, Ministry of Industry, Myanmar, notified extension of Import/Export certificates and Certificate of Analysis (COA) of chemicals in April 2017. The validity of Import/Export certificates and COA has been extended to 6 months and 12 months respectively.
Singapore published Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations
Singapore published Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations 2017 on 2 May. The occupier of a major hazard installation or deemed major hazard installation must take all measures necessary to reduce the risk of major accidents...
Vietnam seeks for public comments on Draft Circular on PRTR
Vietnamese government is establishing "Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR)" system. The draft circular published in March 2017 requires 18 industrial sectors to report information about pollutants released or transferred from the premise.
DIW published Notification on Soil and Groundwater Sampling Method
On 20 April 2017, Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry, Thailand, published Notification prescribing the sampling method of soil and groundwater in the official gazette.
PCD organized a public hearing for Draft Act on Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources
Pollution Control Department (PCD), Thailand, organized a public hearing for Draft Act on Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources on March 28, 2017. There are two principles integrated in the draft act.
Laos published Chemical Law
On 10 November 2016, the Laos National Assembly approved a Law on Chemical Management.
Ministerial Notification on Soil and Groundwater Contamination published in Thailand.
On 29 November 2016, Ministry of Industry of Thailand published “Ministerial Notification prescribing the criteria on contamination in soil and groundwater..
Thailand released clarifications about CBI process.
In November 2016, Hazardous Substance Control Bureau, Department of Industrial Works (DIW) of Thailand, released clarifications about CBI..
Thailand released Q&A about preliminary existing chemicals list and notification of List 5.6 substances
In November 2016, Hazardous Substance Control Bureau, Department of Industrial Works (DIW) of Thailand, released Q&A about preliminary existing chemicals list and notification..
Myanmar published Chemical Rules
In January 2016, Ministry of Industry of Myanmar established Prevention of Hazard from Chemical and Related Substances Rules.
Myanmar published list of restricted chemicals and prohibited chemicals.
In August 2016, Ministry of Industry of Myanmar published list of restricted chemicals and prohibited chemicals.
Ministerial Regulation on Soil and Groundwater Contamination published in Thailand.
On 29 April 2016, Ministry of Industry, Thailand, published “Ministerial Regulation on Soil and Groundwater Contamination Control in Factory Area